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Susan Mae Karn (CRD #5218398, Registered Representative, Wimbledon, North Dakota)
submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which she was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for six months. The fine must be paid either immediately upon Karn’s reassociation with a FINRA member firm following her suspension, or prior to the filing of any application or request for relief from any statutory disqualification, whichever is earlier. Without admitting or denying the findings, Karn consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that she allowed a customer to sign relatives’ names on life insurance applications, and before Karn submitted them for processing, she signed the insurance applications and certified that she had witnessed each of the proposed signatures on the insurance applications. The findings stated that Karn falsely certified on the Representative’s Information Supplement document for each insurance application that she had personally seen each proposed insured at the time the application was completed. The findings also stated that one of Karn’s clients completed an application to purchase a municipal bond fund by signing her name on an electronic signature pad, and later that same day, Karn signed the client’s name on the electronic signature pad and thereby affixed the client’s signature on an application without the client’s authorization, consent or knowledge.
The FINRA findings also included that the application Karn’s member firm processed and sent to the client reflected the signature Karn had affixed rather than the client’s authentic signature. FINRA found that when the firm questioned Karn about the authenticity of the client’s signature, Karn initially stated it was the client’s original signature, but when questioned further, admitted she had signed the client’s name and in doing so, Karn misled her firm during its internal investigation into a customer complaint.
The suspension is in effect from March 7, 2011, through September 6, 2011. (FINRA Case #2010022067901)
This information was obtained on FINRA’s website.
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